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Alfred Angelo Bridal

Brides, their moms, and women in search of something for a big night out head to Alfred Angelo Bridal. New lines include princess-worthy gowns from Disney Fairy Tale Bridal; the sweetly retro Modern Vintage Bridal collection, which fuses Old World and contemporary styles; and the Alfred Angelo Sapphire Collection.

Castleton Square Mall, 317-578-8305,


Bella Bridesmaid

Ownership may have switched hands to Kathleen Hoefflin, but she’s stocked her boutique with the best of the best for weddings and other special events, like First Communions and May crownings. Birdcage veils, pretty pins, Kendra Scott jewelry, lacy garters, and glittery bridal belts are just some of the unique accents that go with the gorgeous dresses from designers like Monique Lhuillier, LulaKate, and Amsale. Each of the shop’s nationwide locations will help out-of-town bridesmaids and guests correspond their clothing needs with the bride. Appointments are required.

726 E. 65th St., 317-850-0027,


Brides by Demetrios

This international chain stocks plenty of options, like the best-selling Ilissa, Cosmobella, and Demetrios Platinum collections. So whether you want a satin fit-and-flare style or a lace trumpet gown, you’ll probably find it here.

4110 E. 82nd St., 317-585-9990,


Brides of Carmel

For nearly 40 years, Brides of Carmel has specialized in designer lines, including Alfred Sung, Marisa, Nicole Miller, St. Patrick, and Pattis. Bridal party scrambling for its elegant look? No worries—the shop has gowns for everyone in the wedding.

Carmel City Center, 731 Hanover Pl., Carmel, 317-844-1780,


Marie Gabriel Couture

NEW Brides can be outfitted in style at this boutique that carries gorgeous gowns from lines such as Lazaro, Giuseppe Papini, Hayley Paige, Bliss Monique Lhuillier, Temperley London, and Nicole Miller. Bridesmaids, mothers of the bride, and guys aren’t overlooked either. Complete the package with shoes, lingerie, veils, and jewelry.

5252 E. 82nd St., Ste. 201, 317-849-3333,


M.H. Pomander’s 

After traveling to bridal shops across the country, owners Helene Massey and Martha Plager have created a unique and gorgeous boutique for future brides. Breathtaking designs from Kelly Faetanini, Theia, Lee-Ann Belter, Augusta Jones, Jenny Yoo, Modern Trousseau, and Ivy & Aster fill the racks here, along with gorgeous evening gowns and trays of sparkling hair adornments and jewelry. A couture-trained seamstress is in-house, so gowns stay on the premises throughout the entire alterations process.

1101 E. 54th St., 317-384-1034,


My Muse

NEW My Muse may occupy the same space as Urban Kitsch, but it’s a completely different shop that specializes in ladies’ event wear (think weddings, proms, and pageants). But don’t expect the same old dresses you see every day. You can find high-end frocks from Greece and Australia, lavender wedding gowns, and amazing prices on designer items.

1048 Virginia Ave, 317-847-4998


Nancy’s Bridal Boutique 

This family-owned boutique has been bringing the glitz, sparkles, and lace to shoppers for more than 20 years. Its lines include Enzoani, Watters and Watters, Stephen Yearick, Casablanca, Mori Lee, and more. It’s the details that are important, so be sure to browse the big variety of accessories this boutique offers, along with the large selection of bridesmaids’ and mother-of-the-bride dresses.

3917 E. 82nd St., 317-842-2080,



Bridal and evening wear is the specialty at this Irvington consignment boutique, where you’ll find dresses for the bride, bridesmaids, flower girl, and mothers of the bride and groom. Alfred Angelo, Oleg Cassini, Maggie Sottero, and Bella Bride are just some of the names you might find here. Also keep an eye out for vintage over-the-elbow gloves that the boutique has recently stocked.

5607 E. Washington St., 317-358-8802, 



Exclusive and exquisite dresses at reasonable prices set this boutique apart; lines include Robin Jillian, Stella York, Lis Simon, and Maggie Sottero. A separate store next door houses more than a thousand prom dresses—and a registry ensures no two girls from one school buy the same dress.

7015 U.S. 31 South, 317-882-1244,


The Wedding Studio

Carmel’s couture bridal shop is Indiana’s exclusive source for Martina Liana, a hugely popular line. It also carries Blue Willow Bride by Anne Barge, The Steven Birnbaum Collection, and Robert Bullock Bride.

23 E. Main St., Ste. 300, Carmel, 317-815-2000,

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